Thank you for perusing our “Snake Tails” summary for the interactive, fun, award winning, educational
experience for schools.
What do we do?
We offer two interactive performances that support the NSW School Curriculum for:
SCIENCE | NAIDOC
SCIENCE: * In Early Stage 1 we focus on the basic needs of reptiles and changes that affect them. Your students will be able to identify that living things have basic needs and suggest how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect them and other living things.
* In Stage 1 and still in ”The Living World”, we concentrate on growth and development of reptiles as well as environmental effects in more detail so your students should be able to describe the features of and ways in which living things grow and change, and how living things depend on places in their environment to meet their needs.
* In Stage 2, we offer a focus on life cycles, food chains & distinguishing features of reptiles so that your students can sequence key stages in the life cycle of a these animals, and distinguish that they are in the living thing group, based on observable features. .
* Finally, in Stage 3 we look at the survival of Australian reptiles, their environments along with the detailed structural features of reptiles. This enables your students to describe how features of living things help them to survive in their environment and how the growth and survival of living things is affected by changes in the physical conditions of that environment.
NAIDOC: Whilst conducting a reptile survey in the 1970's in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Bob was fortunate enough to be invited to, and guided by elders through this sacred area. He learnt the importance of reptiles to their community way of life, during this month long period. They unselfishly shared their knowledge which Bob is still passing on today. He was privileged to attend corroboree whilst with the community and, it is this knowledge, including some myths and legends that he recounts in our NAIDOC presentation including various hunting and cooking skills for reptiles, that provided the dietary mainstay and thus importance for many communities. Bush awareness is also included in this knowledge.
Not only do we bring the four (4) deadly snakes found in NSW (they remain in tamper-proof boxes for visual recognition), the children get the opportunity to interact with harmless pythons, lizards and turtles. Through incorporating auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learning techniques during the performance, we aim to reinforce the educational experience for your students.
There is always time for photos at the end of the performance – this usually initiates questions, laughter and interaction from the students as well as the teachers.
As of January 1, 2023 the performance cost will be $10/student plus GST. The performance itself, is approximately 1 hour in duration, with a minimum requirement of 150 students attending overall on the day, whether from one stage or more. (Should this be an issue for your school, feel free to discuss the options that are available.)
Because we understand schools often need to plan their performances in advance. Snake Tails provides an excellent learning experience during NAIDOC, Education, Science or Catholic Schools Week. Please feel free to advise us of your preferred date so that the paperwork can be completed and the date secured for your school, thus avoiding disappointment and/or rescheduling.